Watford - Malky praises Duke work ethic
UK time is: 16:37:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Malky praises Duke work ethic

Braveheart Watford boss Malky Mackay has praised Nathan Ellington`s "great work ethic" but the future still looks unclear as to whether Duke will remain in WD18.

Ellington got a run out in the Hornets first pre-season match in the 4-1 win at Borehamwood on Saturday amid speculation that he might just be back in the reckoning at Watford but Mackay was quick to suggest that clubs are still free to come in for him.

Speaking to fans via a webchat on the ever so popular Watford Observer site, the Hornets gaffer said "[Nathan] realised at this stage of his career he has to be playing first team football and to that end has to be fit in the coming weeks should a club come in for him".

But Mackay was quick with the compliments of a player now regarded as one of the biggest flops in Watford`s history. He added that Duke "has trained well in the first two weeks" and insists "he has shown a great work ethic" - something a lot of Watford fans will be surprised to hear.

Will Ellington stay at Watford, well you just never know. Mackay confirmed that "absolutely Tamas will be here" but with Robinson moved on and the future surrounding Rasiak "unclear", Duke might the man for the job.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 13 2009

Time: 5:37PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
He is Definately NOT the man for the job still the same old duke at borehamwood on sat
Bedford Hornet
Report Abuse
13/07/2009 20:23:00

unfortunately i think old (banana boots) will stay,not much longer now till transfers really start to take place.Really though who would take ellington off our hands.I know there is a divided opinion on smudger,good buisness or not,there a real diffrence in terms of commitmant beetween the duke and smudger.Been interesting to read the diffrent views regarding T.S.For me the last two seasons he has been our most commited and consistant player.Very worthy of a new contract,which im sure he would sign if the club could find the money avalible to do so. I would be interested to know what the club are paying the duke,i bet he is on a heavy wage,which could be put to better use ideally offering T.S. a new contract.I know its maybe not as easy as that,and it is out of our hands to the outcome of what really happens with regards to smudger.Hopefully what ever malky got planned for the team,watford still got enough firepower there to keep us going.
Golden Looney
Report Abuse
13/07/2009 21:19:00

It could be interesting, but i am pretty sure that they want him gone! the trouble is, does anyone want him? he could go for nothing or maybe go out on loan again, MM has to play him to keep him in the shop window.
ANDY710
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 14:04:00

The only way he will leave is if we subsidise his wages; be that for a loan deal or permanent (free) transfer. He is without doubt the highest paid player at the Vic and whilst he may score a few goals is not exactly good for dfressing room harmony.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
Report Abuse
14/07/2009 16:08:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

Bond Moves On (Saturday July 4 2015)

Watford Fixtures/Report Archive (Friday July 3 2015)

Done Deal: Vydra Agrees Watford Stay (Wednesday July 1 2015)

Talking Point: Backroom Staff (Friday June 26 2015)

Hornets Plan Inter Duo Deal (Wednesday June 24 2015)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Schneiderlin, Alderweireld & Others
Southampton : 06/07/2015 16:34:01
Now Which of the Two Sides Did You Rate the Highes
Chelsea : 06/07/2015 16:12:01
Sporting Meet RvW Price
Norwich : 06/07/2015 16:12:01
Newcastle 22nd Most Richest Brand
Newcastle : 06/07/2015 16:06:01
New Coaching Duo Give First Interviews
Newcastle : 06/07/2015 16:02:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will you be buying the new Watford FC kit?
Suggested By:  Vital Watford
Yes 58%
No 42%